Geoff's Mom Blog

Friday, October 23, 2015

Mystery Block and Giveaway!


Hi Friends!

Yes, I know today is the blog hop and I'm going to post my block and all the info... but first let me show you what has been going on at my house! 


The quilt in this picture with the red yard ties was made by my grandmother. She used old clothing and left over fabrics from her sewing. Grandma Bessie was a wonderful seamstress and would re-make clothing. This quilt a treasure to me.. she lived to be 93. Sorry the picture doesn't do it justice. I'm going to reproduce this quilt someday. I love it just that much!

 Here are my puppies taking their afternoon naps. They have been to the groomers and came home with "candy corn" scarves.. they are so adorable.. I just love them!



Remember the blocks I showed you on the last blog? Well here is what the finished block is going to look like...what do you think? I'm having so much fun with it. 
Have you seen Lisa's new book????
I'm going to be giving a copy away on my blog... Woo Hoo! I might even get it signed while I'm in Houston visiting. You will need to leave a comment and I will be picking the lucky winner on November 7th. 



Here is a picture of my block for Week 4 of the Christmas Blog Hop! 
Click on the link below to get the pattern. 


I am making kits for this block... I have a few in stock and will be making more. I'm leaving for Houston on Sunday and will be back on Nov. 1st so I can get more kits out then. Please be patient and know that I will fill all orders as fast as I can. The price for the kits is $10.95 which includes all wool and background. Thread is not included you will need to purchase your own. I used Valdani size 12 perle cotton for my embroidery. 

LINK BELOW:



"Christmas Special Delivery" kit and pattern. 


I hope you are enjoying this blog hop as much as I am! Next Week is my dear friends at Olde Green Cupboad Designs..Gloria, Vicky and Heather are making another adorable block for you to enjoy! Keep Hopping Friends!

 Don't forget to leave your comments for the Giveaway! Enjoy!!!



91 comments :

Janet O. said...

How great to have a quilt made by your Grandma. As far as I know, my grandmas were not quilters.
Your dogs' groomer provides seasonal scarves? How cute is that?
I have almost ordered Lisa's book twice now--right down to having it in my "cart". Then I wait, thinking I will find it in a nearby quilt shop, but no luck so far. Must be I am meant to win this. : )
Very fun block, Joyce!

Janet O. said...

Forgot to say, I love what you have done with the HSTs. Anytime you throw a churn dash into a pattern, I love it.

Kim Skelding said...

I love your sleigh pattern. It is great and can't wait to start it.
Kim

Mary Bowman said...

It is a pleasure to have quilts your grandmother has made. I have a couple of my grannies. Sheveven made one out of polyester. I remember going with her to Thrifty store to get old blankets to put inside of them. Only regret is that I didn't start quilting till she was gone.

Judy Zoll said...

I like what you have done with your half square triangles. Makes me want to start another project!

Jacqueline said...

You all are sew talented and sew generous with the rest of us. Thanks for sharing/

Grandma M said...

Your block is wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win Lisa's new book!

Mary said...

Love the Christmas block. Thank you for the chance to win. I know without seeing it that it is a treasure from Lisa.

Mary

John Wells Family said...

Pick me, PLEASE. BTW, your dogs are awfully cute.

Deborah from Valparaiso said...

Love the quilt with the puppies on it! How adorable.
I love Lisa's designs - I'd love to win the book.

Caro said...

Love quilts made by my grandmas too! I'm hooked on little quilts and would love a chance to win Lisa's book.

Lynette T said...

LOVE gramma quilts! Loved my gramma....love being a gramma! Half square triangles....what more can I say? LOVE!!!!! Good blog...thank you!!

Paula said...

Love the quilt. How special to have it. Those puppies are adorable. Your block is awesome. Off to print the pattern. Thanks for the chance to win Lisa's new book. Good Luck to all.

Jan Taylor said...

I have a few of my Mom Mom quilts. They were made from feed sacks. There was 1 that all of the grandkids wanted on their bed when visiting. After she had passed that quilt was now where's to be found. Several of us had requested it & I think she gave it away knowing that more than 1 of her grandkids would want it. One way to keep peace in the family. But my Mom did find a scrap of the material in her stash so I did get a remembrance.
And I like your sleigh & tree.
Jan

Jackie said...

Thank you for the lovely pattern!

Claire said...

Thanks so much for designing the sleigh for us, Joyce. It is fun to wake up on Saturday morning and discover the latest gift from our favorite designers. Loved seeing your grandma's quilt and your sweet dogs. Thanks for the giveaway and have a wonderful time in Houston.

darlynn said...

love half square triangles and putting them inside a churn dash....grand!
thank you for the sleigh block and opportunity to win Lori's new book.

Cheryl said...

I am so glad I found your blog through the Christmas Blog Hop. I love your HST block and your sleigh pattern. Thank you for sharing. I can remember my great grandmother making tie quilts. I wish so much that I had one of her tie quilts now but when I was very young and foolish I just thought it was just another quilt. Now I realize that he would be a cherish treasure to have one.

Jacquie Morris said...

Such a lovely quilt your grandma made, something to treasure forever. I so wish I had a grandma, let alone one that had wonderful skills... I plan on being such a grandma!! I want to be able to leave wonderful treasured stitched things for my family one day too.
Oh my!! Those little blocks are adorable... I love the colours, they go so well together. And Oooh!! I would love to be entered into your wonderful giveaway, hope this is alright as I am in England.. I would gladly pay any postage costs :) I have seen some photos online of the event in Houston, it looks awesome, have fun when you go!
I have been hop hop hopping all around for the Christmas quilt.... It's a brilliant idea, I love your design, it's really lovely and will look great with all the other ones. Oh my!! They will all look great once all together.
Have a lovely weekend full of smiles :)

JoyceLM said...

So nice to have something made by your grandmother. I have a couple made by my Mom which I treasure. Thanks for sharing.

Dora Goodfellow said...

Thank you so much for the adorable sleigh pattern We are so Blessed to have such talented designers offering their patterns with us. It would be wonderful as well to be entered into the draw for Lisa's book I have been wanting to take a closer look at it. We recently had to clear out our basement to have it insulated and I had to rent a storage unit to hold all my bins of fabric even after going thru them and giving away the fabric I will not use (I think) The only way I do not buy fabric is if I never go into a fabric store!!! Have a wonderful time in Houston and thanks again.

Donna K. from N. Texas said...

Love old family quilts. They are so comforting.

Donna K. from N. Texas said...

Love old family quilts. They are so comforting.

Donna K. from N. Texas said...

Love old family quilts. They are so comforting.

Donna K. from N. Texas said...

Love old family quilts. They are so comforting.

Joan said...

Your grandmother's quilt is a priceless treasure and I love your cute sleigh block! I am certainly enjoying this blog hop. Enjoy your weekend!

Kurt Schindler said...

"Christmas Special Delivery" will make a wonderful addition to the quilt.

Haven't purchased Lisa's book yet but definitely will if I don't win. Small quilts are a passion of mine.

Charlotte

Glynis said...

Your Christmas sleigh block is just perfect to go along with the other three blocks so far. So cute! I'm almost caught up and have reduced the patterns to 65% to make a smaller quilt.
Thank you for your generosity.

Michele said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Michele said...

Thank you for the chance to win Lisa's book. I get so inspired by seeing other's works in progress and quilts from yester-year. You're very lucky to have your grandmother's quilt!

Sandy Lowery said...

Lisa's book looks wonderful. The blocks on this Christmas Blog Hop have been incredible, thanks for your generosity.
slowery@shaw.ca

Linda said...

HI, THIS BOOK LOOKS GREAT! LOVE TO WIN IT!
msstitcher1214@gmail.com

CantstopQuilting said...

Your sleigh block is adorable.I'm having sew much fun with this Christmas blog hop! Great giveaway! Love your grandma's quilt. The old quilts have so much charm.

Gale said...

Cute pattern. Love Primitive Gatherings. Your block is so cute! Thanks for giveaway.

Sandi said...

Lovely block design, have fun at Market,and stay dry.

Thanks for a chance to win Lisa's book!

Gayle said...

I've heard there are some really fun quilts in Lisa's new book - I'd love to make a couple for myself so please enter my name in your giveaway! The Blog Hop has been great fun - your block is so cute! Those scrappy HSTs are to DIE for!

Sue Bennett said...

Lovely block cant wait to make it. Have fun at Market. Would love to go there one year.

suebennett1975@gmail.com

KrisD said...

Love your special delivery block! I also love minis and Primitive Gatherings. Winning their new book would be awesome! Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

KrisD said...

Love your special delivery block! I also love minis and Primitive Gatherings. Winning their new book would be awesome! Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

Heather Anderson said...

Love the block! Have a great time in Houston!

Brenda said...

Thanks for the pattern. Thank you for a chance to win Lisa's new book.

suesinger said...

Wonderful blog. Would love to win th book.

quiltinusa said...

Love your grandma's quilt ; my Mother died when she was 93, she was not a quilter but she sewed so well ; I have kept many of the things she has done. Thank you for this New block.

Janet said...

I love your cute little blocks !!! Can't wait to see the finished quilt...jmh

Kay Knight said...

I, too, was taught by my Grandmother to sew and crochet. I miss her dearly. I later picked up quilting, but I know she would be proud that I have continued on with crafts.

sunflowermorning said...

Love your Christmas sleigh block! I so far have been collecting the patterns, but plan on starting next weekend. Fall has been busy!

5acre Designs said...

Would love a copy of the new book!

SusieB said...

My earliest memory of quilting is hand tying a utilitarian wool quilt with my granny. It was simple squares of wool cut from clothing meant to keep them warm on cold winter nights. I couldn't have been six years old. This post brings back sweet memories. Thanks!

Shelley said...

Thank you for the cute sleigh pattern. I really love your HST's in a Churn Dash - perfect! I have one very utilitarian quilt made by my grandmother for my father when he was a trucker and slept in the cab. She used men's wool suiting and very drab cottons - not a beauty at all but I loved the weight of it when I was a kid. As far as I know she never made any other quilts.

Stacy McDaniel said...

I love your sleigh block! And Lisa's book would be a great gift for my birthday on Nov 7th. Thanks for the opportunity to win !

Julie Scott said...

Love old quilts, especially those that are handed down by generations! Would love to win the book ... thanks for the opportunity!

Crystal said...

I would really like to win this book. Love Primitive Gatherings. Thank you for the Xmas block. So cute and very creative!

Unknown said...

Thank you for the adorable sleigh pattern and can't wait to receive the kit. Love Primitive Gatherings and would really like to win the book.

Cynthia Lanahan said...

Great blog! My first time to visit. The books looks gorgeous and fun!

Betsy said...

Thank you for the new pattern. Looks fun. I am going to make it and frame it. The book looks very interesting

Linda said...

Thank you for the lovely design. These are so-o-o different than typical Holiday blocks and I love working with wool.

Teresa in Ojai said...

That is a treasure that your grandma made! I saw some of the quilts in Lisa's book at the San Diego Quilt Show lecture. They are beauties! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

Patti George said...

What a keepsake.. Grandmas quilt..
and you have a 2 for one...
You love the quilt and you love your pups.. (2 for 1) lol
I just came onto this site today. 10/25/15
im not too savey on a computer so bare w/ me. pls.
Tks for making such a cute Christmas block for all of us..
I haven't seen the first 3 but maybe ill find them somewhere lol
Sorry to see you have hurt your leg.. but your toes look nice lol
Toodles for now Tks again Patti :)

Sharon Pack said...

Your Christmas block is adorable....I am in the process of catching up....it has rained and we are not in the field for a few days and I think by Friday I will be caught up...thank you for the giveaway...looking forward to Nov. 7th!!

Judy said...

I am so glad I found Wool Applique, I had been doing just quilting so I have lots of fabric scraps, but no wool. So I have been busy trying to find wool clothing that I can repurpose. Thanks for the give-a-way, I'm also low on patterns!

quiltgrannie said...

Your block is beautiful!! And the Christmas pattern is so cute!! Thanks for that and thanks for the chance at the give away!!

QuiltLady said...

Your block is real cute! Love the sleigh and hope to win!! Thanks for the giveaway.

yvonne craig said...

the tree and sleigh are soo cute! thank you for participating. I hope I win because I unable to go to HOUSTON

Laura L said...

Thank you for the darling Christmas sleigh block! I just love Lisa's designs. Happy Fall!
Laura Lynch
Orange, CA

Ursula Hartunian said...

Thank you for the lovely christmas block and for sharing your sleeping puppies with us!

Cathy said...

I love your block. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway. Hugs, Cathy

Grandma Judy said...

Love your pattern and the book giveaway. Thank you, Thank you...

Janet said...

I love blocks made with lots and lots of hst's :0) thanks for the chance in your giveaway!

ethelann wood said...

hi from ethelann, I am new to your site, but judging by your pattern and love of grand mom's tied quilt I will be back. Thanks for the pattern, I think it is my favorite so far. I have not done any of the tiny quilts from Lisa's collection, but winning the book might get me off the fence. Thanks again!!!

CJ said...

Love Love Love you sleigh design. Sure hope I win the great little book.

Carm said...

Love your block but I can't get it to come up so I can print it. I've had trouble with this almost every week of the hop. It says page cant be displayed. Nice book. Thanks for the chance to win it!

Kathy H said...

Your sleigh design is so cute. Hope I can get it done before Christmas.

Angelia Lanouette said...

Thank you for the cute Special Delivery pattern. It must be so wonderful to have such a special quilt made by your grandmother...a real treasure!

Mountain Home Quilts said...

Love the block - thank you!! And I love anything PG and Lisa Bongean so thank you also for the wonderful giveaway. :)

B J Chaplin said...

The little quilts in Lisa's new book are great. bjchaplin@willcountyhealth.org

Maria Zook said...

I always love seeing the way others use and display quilts in their homes. Thanks so much for sharing. I love your scrappy churn dash block. What a fun way to showcase scraps.

Jill Drouillard said...


would love to win your book giveaway! Love your blog!!

Sharon said...

Love the new blocks!

Stephanie said...

Love the family heirloom quilt! Would love the Little Gatherings book to start my own heirlooms!

Katherine said...

The blocks for this hop are so darling, including yours. Thanks for sharing your talent! And thanks for a chance to win Lisa's book!

Liz said...

I found your blog through the christmas blog hop! Australia is what caught my attention......lucky you!! I also thought your grandma's quilt is heartwarming and your christmas block is very cute! I love Lisa's books and it's so fun to win and learn:)

Liz said...

ok, i bet you're chuckling.....too many blog readings at once. it was someone else going to Australia but don't we all wish it was us?!

kathiquilts said...

Darling "Little Gatherings" and a wonderful giveaway! hanks so much for our block as well!

Lee said...

I love your block! This hop has been lots of fun!!

Carrie P. said...

Love those little blocks. The 1/2 square triangles are a great center.
Love the sleigh block too. Would love a chance to win Lisa's book.

SheilaS said...

I loved your grandma's quilts. I also have Grandma's quilts-a couple made by my grandma and one made by my great grandma. I cherish these and try to take care of them to pass on to the next generation. My grandmother was really the person whom I looked up to and influenced me most in my life. She actually taught me sewing/quilting by tearing up her old blue jeans and we made pot holders from them. Your sleigh block in beautiful!

Sandi A. said...

The sleigh is so sweet! Thanks for this Special Delivery pattern!

Lori said...

Oh what a cute pattern for the Christmas Mystery. I love the blocks you are working on as well. Thanks for the drawing!

Ani said...

Love your block! Thank you for the chance to win such a nice book, Lisa's work has always been a favorite of mine. Ann in NC

Mary said...

I love your triangles inside churn dashes. I can't wait to see the whole quilt. Lisa's new book looks like a winner.

Emy Watson said...

Long distance move and can't fit in, need help!!?
Movers in San Deigo